The Carroll3 Program provides students an opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in just three years. This selective program requires special approval for an accelerated course load of 20 credits per semester. Just eight credits are required to be completed outside of fall and spring semesters, which can be fulfilled through summer/winter courses or alternative methods of credit (i.e. AP, IB, dual enrollment credits). Incoming freshmen are invited to apply and will be notified of acceptance prior to course registration.
The following majors are approved to participate in the Carroll3 Program:
||Professor of Political Science, Interim Director
||Associate Professor of Spanish, Associate Director
The Carroll University Honors Center provides a variety of opportunities for high-achieving students to develop and refine capacities and abilities that they will carry with them and use throughout their personal and professional lives. The Honors program situates students in a community of learners through small classes focused on interdisciplinary, creative thinking and innovation. The program fosters leaders through substantive engagement with faculty, classmates and subject matter, and enhances critical thinking skills, a love of life-long learning, and an evolving global perspective.
The Honors Program at Carroll University encourages motivated and talented students to pursue a breadth and depth of knowledge within an enriched curriculum. The program creates an environment designed to challenge students’ perspectives and foster intellectual development.
Learning Outcomes for the Honors Program
- Students will expand the breadth and depth of their knowledge through special readings, interdisciplinary approaches, and current research.
- Students will be able to address issues and problems in an open-minded, analytical and creative way. They will learn to make connections between disparate subjects, to approach topics from a variety of perspectives, and to relate their coursework to contemporary issues.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to do independent research, or other creative work, while working with faculty mentors and similarly motivated students.
Students admitted to the Honors Program upon matriculation to the University are expected to complete a six course curriculum. These include:
Honors Contract for External Supervised Research (only 1 permitted, beginning with sophomore status)
Students who enter the Honors Program after their first year must complete a five course curriculum.
To graduate as a member of the Honors Program, a student must attain an overall grade point average of at least 3.40 with grades of B or better in each honors course. A student earning less than a B in any honors course will be removed from the program. For more information, please contact the Carroll University Scholars Center.
Participation in the Honors Program is indicated on the student’s official transcript and is recognized at graduation. If a student leaves the program for any reason, any Honors courses taken to that point are still indicated on the transcript. All Honors courses have an “H” designation in addition to the course number.
Students in the program are eligible for priority registration for all of their courses (not just Honors courses). This means that they may register the day before seniors, and are thus normally assured of getting into the courses they prefer. Students who do not meet the established progression standards (see below) will be considered “inactive” and have their early registration privileges revoked.
Students entering Carroll in the first semester of their freshman year as Honors students must complete 12 credits of honors courses by the end of the second year of studies and 16 credits of honors courses by the end of the third year of studies.
Students admitted to the Honors Program after their first semester must complete 8 credits of honors courses by the end of the second year of studies and 12 credits of honors courses by the end of the third year of studies.
Students who do not meet these progression standards will be considered “inactive” and have their early registration privileges revoked.
To complete the Honors Program successfully, students must graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 and a grade of at least a “B” in each Honors course. The Carroll Student Scholars Committee (CSSC) has established the following criteria for continuation in the program:
A student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 at the end of the first year of studies to continue in the program in her/his second year.
A student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 at the end of the second year of studies to continue in the program in her/his third year.
A student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 at the end of the third year of studies to continue in the program in her/his fourth year.
If a student fails to meet and/or falls below any of the listed GPA requirements and/or earns less than a ‘B’ in any Honors course, the student will receive one warning prior to being removed from the program.
If a student experiences extenuating circumstances (e.g., the death of a loved one, illness, change in major, etc.) that cause a substandard GPA and separation from the program, the student is allowed one appeal to the CSSC for reinstatement.
Students with questions regarding the Honors Program should contact the Honors Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
List of Honors Courses
Study Abroad and Domestic Study Away
|Megan M. Baker
||Study Abroad/CCE Advisor
International education programs are an integral part of Carroll’s academic offerings. The Office of Global Education in Kilgour Hall, directs semester, summer, winter and academic-year study abroad/away programs. Unless noted otherwise, all study abroad/away programs listed in this catalog meet the Cross-Cultural Experiences (CCE) requirement of the Pioneer Core.
Study Abroad Programs
Students who are in good academic standing and have completed at least 16 Carroll University credits at the time of participation are eligible to apply to enroll in a study abroad program. Students should note that each study abroad program may have its own requirements for acceptance and are encouraged to review the individual program’s materials for additional expectations.
Approved study abroad students remain enrolled at the university during the semester or academic-year study abroad period. Applications for study abroad are due at least one semester prior to the semester in which the student intends to study; however, students are advised to apply for study abroad a full year ahead of their intended study. Details about the programs, eligibility, applications and costs are available on the Carroll University CCE Web site.
Study abroad opportunities include three types of programs: exchange, affiliated and unaffiliated.
- Exchange Programs
Exchange programs are programs in which the school abroad sends us their students and we, in turn, send our students for a semester or academic year. Students participating in semester and year exchange programs receive their regular financial aid package, including institutional scholarships. They pay their Carroll University tuition. In most cases, room and board are paid directly to the host institution. Students are assessed a $350 per semester or $150 per winter or summer study abroad/away fee by Carroll University. Visit the Carroll University CCE website for a list of exchange programs.
- Affiliated Programs
Affiliated programs are universities or study programs determined by Carroll to meet our academic standards. Students remain a Carroll University student while studying abroad on an affiliate program. Students participating in affiliated programs may be eligible for federal, state and outside funding as applicable. Institutional aid is not available for affiliated programs. Students pay program tuition to Carroll University which, in turn, remits the monies to the program provider. In most cases, room and board are paid directly to the host institution or program. Students are assessed a $350 per semester or $150 per winter or summer study abroad/away fee by Carroll University. Visit the Carroll University CCE Website for the most up-to-date list of partner programs.
- Unaffiliated Programs
Unaffiliated programs are programs that students independently identify as a preferred study abroad option. Students sometimes want a study abroad experience that is not available through our Exchange or Affiliated Programs. Students need approval for an unaffiliated program in order to remain a Carroll University student while abroad. Students participating in unaffiliated programs may be eligible for federal, state and outside funding as applicable. Institutional aid is generally not available for unaffiliated programs. Students pay all tuition and fees directly to the host institution. Students are assessed a $350 per semester or $150 per winter or summer study abroad/away fee by Carroll University. Visit the Carroll University CCE Website for more information on unaffiliated study abroad programs.